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New cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December are being reported daily around the world.

More than 667,000 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while more than 17 million infections have been confirmed in at least 188 countries and territories. Nearly 10 million people have recovered to date.

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Here are the countries that have so far confirmed coronavirus cases:

United States – 4,352,083 cases, 149,258 deaths

Brazil – 2,483,191 cases, 88,539 deaths

India – 1,531,669 cases, 34,193 deaths

Russia – 827,455 cases, 13,642 deaths

South Africa – 459,761 cases, 7,257 deaths

Mexico – 402,697 cases, 44,876 deaths

Peru – 389,717 cases, 18,418 deaths

Chile – 349,800 cases, 9,240 deaths

United Kingdom – 302,261 cases, 45,964 deaths

Iran – 296,273 cases, 16,147 deaths

Spain – 280,610 cases, 28,752 deaths

Pakistan – 275,225 cases, 5,865 deaths

Saudi Arabia – 270,831 cases, 2,789 deaths

Colombia – 267,385 cases, 9,074 deaths

Italy – 246,488 cases, 35,123 deaths

Bangladesh – 229,185 cases, 3,000 deaths

Turkey – 227,982 cases, 5,645 deaths

France – 221,077 cases, 30,226 deaths

Germany – 207,707 cases, 9,131 deaths

Argentina – 173,355 cases, 3,179 deaths

Canada – 116,872 cases, 8,958 deaths

Iraq – 115,332 cases, 4,535 deaths

Qatar – 109,880 cases, 167 deaths

Indonesia – 102,051 cases, 4,901 deaths

Egypt – 92,947 cases, 4,691 deaths

China – 86,995 cases, 4,657 deaths

Kazakhstan – 86,192 cases, 793 deaths

Philippines – 83,673 cases, 1,947 deaths

Ecuador – 82,279 cases, 5,584 deaths

Sweden – 79,494 cases, 5,702 deaths

Oman – 77,904 cases, 402 deaths

Bolivia – 72,327 cases, 2,720 deaths

Ukraine – 68,030 cases, 1,650 deaths

Belarus – 67,366 cases, 543 deaths

Belgium – 66,662 cases, 9,833 deaths

Israel – 66,293 cases, 486 deaths

Kuwait – 65,149 cases, 442 deaths

Dominican Republic – 64,690 cases, 1,101 deaths

Panama – 62,223 cases, 1,349 deaths

United Arab Emirates – 59,546 cases, 347 deaths

Netherlands – 53,647 cases, 6,178 deaths

Singapore – 51,197 cases, 27 deaths

Portugal – 50,410 cases, 1,722 deaths

Romania – 47,053 cases, 2,239 deaths

Guatemala – 46,451 cases, 1,782 deaths

Poland – 43,904 cases, 1,682 deaths

Nigeria – 41,804 cases, 868 deaths

Honduras – 40,460 cases, 1,214 deaths

Bahrain – 39,921 cases, 141 deaths

Armenia – 37,629 cases, 719 deaths

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Afghanistan – 36,368 cases, 1,270 deaths

Switzerland – 34,609 cases, 1,978 deaths

Ghana – 34,406 cases, 168 deaths

Kyrgyzstan – 33,844 cases, 1,329 deaths

Japan – 32,116 cases, 1,001 deaths

Azerbaijan – 30,858 cases, 430 deaths

Algeria – 28,615 cases, 1,174 deaths

Ireland – 25,929 cases, 1,764 deaths

Serbia – 24,520 cases, 551 deaths

Moldova – 23,521 cases, 753 deaths

Uzbekistan – 21,699 cases, 124 deaths

Morocco – 21,387 cases, 327 deaths

Austria – 20,677 cases, 713 deaths

Nepal – 19,063 cases, 49 deaths

Kenya – 18,581 cases, 299 deaths

Cameroon – 17,179 cases, 391 deaths

Venezuela – 16,571 cases, 151 deaths

Costa Rica – 16,344 cases, 125 deaths

Czech Republic – 15,799 cases, 374 deaths

Cote d’Ivoire – 15,713 cases, 98 deaths

Australia – 15,582 cases, 177 deaths

El Salvador – 15,446 cases, 417 deaths

Ethiopia – 15,200 cases, 239 deaths

Korea, South – 14,251 cases, 300 deaths

Denmark – 13,811 cases, 613 deaths

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Sudan – 11,496 cases, 725 deaths

Palestine – 10,938 cases, 79 deaths

Bulgaria – 10,871 cases, 355 deaths

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 10,766 cases, 297 deaths

North Macedonia – 10,315 cases, 471 deaths

Madagascar – 10,104 cases, 93 deaths

Senegal – 9,805 cases, 198 deaths

Norway – 9,150 cases, 255 deaths

Malaysia – 8,943 cases, 124 deaths

Democratic Republic of the Congo – 8,873 cases, 208 deaths

Kosovo – 7,652 cases, 192 deaths

Finland – 7,404 cases, 329 deaths

Haiti – 7,340 cases, 158 deaths

Tajikistan – 7,276 cases, 60 deaths

Gabon – 7,189 cases, 49 deaths

Guinea – 7,126 cases, 46 deaths

Luxembourg – 6,375 cases, 113 deaths

Mauritania – 6,249 cases, 156 deaths

Djibouti – 5,068 cases, 58 deaths

Zambia – 5,002 cases, 142 deaths

Albania – 4,997 cases, 148 deaths

Croatia – 4,923 cases, 140 deaths

Paraguay – 4,674 cases, 45 deaths

Central African Republic – 4,599 cases, 59 deaths

Hungary – 4,456 cases, 596 deaths

Greece – 4,279 cases, 203 deaths

Lebanon – 4,023 cases, 54 deaths

Malawi – 3,709 cases, 103 deaths

Nicaragua – 3,672 cases, 116 deaths

Maldives – 3,506 cases, 15 deaths

Thailand – 3,297 cases, 58 deaths

Somalia – 3,212 cases, 93 deaths

Congo – 3,200 cases, 54 deaths

Equatorial Guinea – 3,071 cases, 51 deaths

Libya – 3,017 cases, 67 deaths

Montenegro – 2,949 cases, 45 deaths

Zimbabwe – 2,817 cases, 40 deaths

Sri Lanka – 2,810 cases, 11 deaths

Cuba – 2,555 cases, 87 deaths

Mali – 2,520 cases, 124 deaths

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Eswatini – 2,404 cases, 39 deaths

Cape Verde – 2,354 cases, 22 deaths

South Sudan – 2,305 cases, 46 deaths

Slovakia – 2,204 cases, 28 deaths

Slovenia – 2,101 cases, 117 deaths

Estonia – 2,038 cases, 69 deaths

Lithuania – 2,027 cases, 80 deaths

Guinea-Bissau – 1,954 cases, 26 deaths

Rwanda – 1,926 cases, 5 deaths

Namibia – 1,917 cases, 8 deaths

Iceland – 1,857 cases, 10 deaths

Sierra Leone – 1,786 cases, 66 deaths

Benin – 1,770 cases, 35 deaths

Mozambique – 1,720 cases, 11 deaths

Yemen – 1,703 cases, 484 deaths

New Zealand – 1,559 cases, 22 deaths

Suriname – 1,510 cases, 24 deaths

Tunisia – 1,468 cases, 50 deaths

Jordan – 1,223 cases, 11 deaths

Latvia – 1,220 cases, 31 deaths

Uruguay – 1,218 cases, 35 deaths

Liberia – 1,177 cases, 72 deaths

Georgia – 1,145 cases, 16 deaths

Niger – 1,136 cases, 69 deaths

Uganda – 1,135 cases, 2 deaths

Burkina Faso – 1,105 cases, 53 deaths

Cyprus – 1,067 cases, 19 deaths

Angola – 1,000 cases, 47 deaths

Chad – 926 cases, 75 deaths

Andorra – 907 cases, 52 deaths

Togo – 896 cases, 18 deaths

Sao Tome and Principe – 867 cases, 14 deaths

Jamaica – 855 cases, 10 deaths

Botswana – 739 cases, 2 deaths

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Malta – 708 cases, 9 deaths

San Marino – 699 cases, 42 deaths

Syria – 694 cases, 40 deaths

Tanzania – 509 cases, 21 deaths

Lesotho – 505 cases, 12 deaths

Taiwan – 467 cases, 7 deaths

Bahamas – 447 cases, 11 deaths

Vietnam – 446 cases, 0 deaths

Guyana – 396 cases, 20 deaths

Burundi – 378 cases, 1 death

Comoros – 354 cases, 7 deaths

Burma – 351 cases, 6 deaths

Mauritius – 344 cases, 10 deaths

Gambia – 326 cases, 8 deaths

Mongolia – 291 cases, 0 deaths

Eritrea – 265 cases, 0 deaths

Cambodia – 226 cases, 0 deaths

Trinidad and Tobago – 153 cases, 8 deaths

Brunei – 141 cases, 3 deaths

Monaco – 117 cases, 4 deaths

Seychelles – 114 cases, 0 deaths

Barbados – 110 cases, 7 deaths

Bhutan – 99 cases, 0 deaths

Liechtenstein – 87 cases, 2 deaths

Antigua and Barbuda – 86 cases, 3 deaths

Papua New Guinea – 63 cases, 1 death

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 52 cases, 0 deaths

Belize – 48 cases, 2 deaths

Fiji – 27 cases, 0 deaths

Saint Lucia – 24 cases, 0 deaths

Timor-Leste – 24 cases, 0 deaths

Grenada – 23 cases, 0 deaths

Laos – 20 cases, 0 deaths

Dominica – 18 cases, 0 deaths

Saint Kitts and Nevis – 17 cases, 0 deaths

Holy See – 12 cases, 0 deaths

Western Sahara – 10 cases, 1 death Western Sahara – 10 cases, 1 death

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Charles Mbire gains $1.2 million as stake in MTN Uganda rises above $51 million

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Ugandan businessman and MTN Uganda Chairman Charles Mbire has seen the market value of his stake in MTN Uganda surge above $51 million in just two days, as the share price in the leading teleco company increased by a single digit.

The single-digit bump in the share price caused the market value of Mbire’s stake to gain UGX4.42 billion ($1.24 million) in less than two days.

The million-dollar increase in the value of his stake came after Uganda’s largest telecom company delivered the country’s largest-ever IPO through the listing of 22.4 billion ordinary shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE).

Upon completing the largest IPO in Uganda’s history, MTN Uganda raised a record UGX535 billion ($150.4 million) from the applications that it received for a total of 2.9 billion shares, including incentive shares.

As of press time, Dec. 7, shares in the company were trading at UGX204.95 ($0.0574), down six basis points from their opening price this morning.

Data gathered by Billionaires.Africa revealed that since the telecom company registered its shares on the Ugandan bourse on Mon., Dec. 6, its share price has increased by 2.5 percent from UGX200 ($0.056) to UGX204.95 ($0.0574) as of the time of writing, as retail investors sustained buying interest long after the public offering.

The increase in the company’s share price caused the market value of Mbire’s 3.98-percent stake to rise from UGX178.45 billion ($49.96 million) to UGX182.86 billion ($51.2 million).

In less than two days, his stake gained more than UGX4.42 billion ($1.24 million).

In a statement after the successful listing of MTN Uganda’s shares, Mbire said the IPO shows the confidence that Ugandans and other investors have in the company, its brand and strategic intent.

“We commend all the regulators for their support in our work to become a USE-listed company and to comply in a timely manner with the listing provisions of the national telecommunications operators’ license,” he said.

Steady but sure-MBIRE who is the biggest investor on Ugandas Stock exchange with stocks valued at more than $55 million is laughing all the way to the bank after MTN declared the latest dividend payout.He has steadily grown his business empire which is believed to be more that $350 million (debt free).

Steady but sure-MBIRE who is the biggest investor on Ugandas Stock exchange with stocks valued at more than $55 million is laughing all the way to the bank after MTN declared the latest dividend payout.He has steadily grown his business empire which is believed to be more that $350. ( debt free).

He is into communications-revenue assurance-cement-distribution-oil services-real estate-oil exploration and logistics.

Source: Billionaires Africa

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2-year-old dies at Arua hospital as nurse demands Shs 210,000 bribe

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A two-year-old child died at Arua Regional Referral hospital after a nurse, Paul Wamala demanded a bribe amounting to Shs 210,000 before carrying out an operation. 

The incident happened on Saturday, after Aron Nabil, a two-year-old child was referred to the hospital for an operation after he was diagnosed with intestinal obstruction, a medical emergency caused by a blockage that keeps food or liquid from passing through the small intestine or large intestine.

According to the relatives of the child, Wamala allegedly asked them to initially give him Shs 30,000 to buy medicines to commence the procedure. He however returned shortly asking for an additional Shs 180,000 from the relatives.

Emily Adiru, a resident of Osu cell, in Bazar Ward, Central Division, and a relative of the child says although they paid money to Wamala, he abandoned the child without carrying out the operation. According to Adiru, Wamala later refunded Shs 200,000 through mobile money, after she threatened to report him to the police.

“They told us this boy needs an operation which was supposed to be done in the morning on Sunday at around 7 am. They took him inside there, some doctor came from the theatre, he called one of us and said, we should pay Shs 70,000 for buying medicine to start the operation. We paid the Shs 30,000 [but] after paying the Shs 30,000, after some minutes, the same man came and opened the door and called us again, and told us we should pay another Shs 100,000. We also paid the Shs 100,000 and we thought it is finished. We were outside there waiting for our patient to come out [but] then this man came back again and said we should pay another Shs 80,000,” said Adiru.

Although the operation was later carried out after a 7-hour delay, the child didn’t make it, and relatives attribute the death to negligence. Miria Ahmed, a concerned resident wonders why such incidents have persisted at the facility which is supposed to service the citizens.

“Is the problem the hospital, is it the management or it is the human resource that is the problem in the hospital? A small child like this you demand Shs 210,000 for the operation? Well, if the money was taken and the operation is done, I would say anything bad but this money was taken and the small boy was abandoned in the theatre,” she said. 

When contacted Wamala refused to comment on the allegations. Dr Gilbert Aniku, the acting hospital director says that the hospital will issue an official statement later since consultations about the matter are ongoing.

Arua City resident district commissioner, Alice Akello has condemned the actions of the nurse saying she has ordered his arrest so as to set an example to the rest. The case has been reported to Arua regional referral hospital police post under SD reference No:05/30/05/2022.



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Mexican president’s Mayan Train dealt new legal setback | Tourism News

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Activists say the planned tourist train will harm the wildlife and natural features of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been dealt the latest setback to an ambitious plan to create a tourist train to connect the country’s southern Yucatan Peninsula.

On Monday, a judge indefinitely suspended construction on a portion of the project, known as the Mayan Train, saying the plans currently do not comply “with the proceedings of the environmental impact evaluation”.

The ruling follows a legal challenge by activists who said they were concerned the 60km (37 mile) portion of the train that would connect the resorts of Playa del Carmen and Tulum would adversely affect the area’s wildlife, as well as its caves and water-filled sinkholes known as cenotes.

The original plan for the disputed section was for an overpass over a highway, but the route was modified early this year to go through jungle at ground level.

The federal judge cited the “imminent danger” of causing “irreversible damage” to ecosystems, according to one of the plaintiffs, the non-governmental group Defending the Right to a Healthy Environment. In a statement, the group said that authorities had failed to carry out the necessary environmental impact studies before starting construction of the section.

Lopez Obrador had announced the ambitious project in 2018, with construction beginning in 2020. The roughly 1,500km (930 mile) cargo and passenger rail loop was presented as a cornerstone of a wider plan to develop the poorer states and remote towns throughout the about 181,000sq km (70,000sq mile) Yucatan Peninsula.

The railway is set to connect Caribbean beach resorts with Mayan archaeological ruins, with authorities aiming to complete the project by the end of 2023. The plan is estimated to cost about $16bn.

The project has split communities across the region, with some welcoming the economic development and connectivity it would bring. Others, including some local Indigenous communities, have challenged the project, saying it could not only disrupt the migratory routes of endangered species, including jaguars, tapirs and ocelots, but could also potentially damage centuries-old Mayan archaeological sites.

The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism, the government agency overseeing the project, has said that it expects to “overcome” the latest challenge and that work should continue after an environmental impact statement is finalised. It said the Environment Ministry was currently reviewing its environmental application for the project.

For his part, Lopez Obrador has insisted the railway will not have a significant environmental effect and has accused activists of being infiltrated by “impostors”.



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